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Jan 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
players. more than 4,000 former players are suing the nfl for head injuries and the risked they face. we get more on this study from its lead author dr. gary small professor of aging and director of the longevity center at ucla and author of the book the alzheimers prevention program. he joins us from new york. doctor, why is it important to be able to look at living players rather than at autopsies? what's the significance? >> generally the brain gets damaged graduallyver time. what our hope is to problems early on so we can protect a healthy brain rather than wait until there's extensive damage. >> brown: just fill in the picture a little bit for us in lehman's terms. what is it that you're looking at in the brain? what do you look for after there's been concussion or repeated hits? >> what we're looking for are tiny abnormal protein deposits that collect in areas of the brain that control muscle movement, that control mood, ntrol thinking and memory. and what we've done is studied this extensively in alzheimers patients. now for the first time we've looked at professional athletes who
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